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Emmanuel Martinez

Emmanuel Martinez

Chief Firearms Instructor

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

Emmanuel is the founder and main instructor for Operation Shield. He served 10 years in the United States Marine Corps as a Radio Operator. His extensive background in communications, tactics and firearms enabled him to develop foreign police officers. In addition, he served alongside Afghan police, Japanese and British troops.

Instructor Certifications

  • USCCA Counselor
  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • NRA Basic Shotgun
  • NRA Refuse to Be A Victim Seminar
  • USCCA Emergency First Aid Fundamentals
  • USCCA Countering the Mass Shooter Threat
  • USCCA Home Security
  • USCCA Concealed Carry
  • USCCA Basic Pistol

State Certifications

  • Texas License to Carry
  • Texas School of Safety
  • Texas (TPWD) Hunter Education
  • Florida CCW
  • Arizona CCW
  • Virginia CCW

Danny Hernandez

Danny Hernandez

Firearms Instructor

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

Danny is a native of Central California. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps eight years as a Military Police Supervisor and as a Marine Security Guard who was assigned to Diplomatic posts in Montevideo, Uruguay and Romania. Danny also served as a contractor for the U.S Department of State in Uruguay, Colombia and Mexico City. Danny was a Security Consultant and trainer to several Fortune 500 companies with business interests extending from Mexico to Argentina with an emphasis in Executive Protection.

Instructor Certifications

  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • NRA Refuse to Be A Victim Seminar

State Certifications

  • Texas License to Carry
  • Texas (TPWD) Hunter Education
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